walking

Patuna Chasm

In the Wairarapa there is a hidden gem that I’ve been trying to visit for a few years now and last week I finally managed to get the time required to check it out. Patuna Chasm is a natural feature worn out over time by the passage of the Ruakokoputuna Read more…

By brendon, ago
Fog & Mist

New Years wandering

I had been planning a quiet New Years Eve as I had a concrete pad to construct the next day but then it started looking like the aurora could show so plans changed. For months I’ve been meaning to walk the Rimutaka Trig track (now named Te Ara Tirohanga: “The Read more…

By brendon, ago
Wairarapa

Pukaha, Mt Bruce

The last day of 2012 saw some nice weather so Keryn and I headed off to the Wairarapa for the day. We had a good brunch at Wild Oats in Carterton, pancakes for myself and French toast for Keryn. and then headed out to Pukaha, the National Wildlife Centre situated Read more…

By brendon, ago
Wedding

Drown the Gown, Wairarapa edition

Saturday was an interesting day. I drove from Porirua to Greytown in the Wairarapa for a rendezvous with a number of other photographers and seven lovely ladies. The plan was to spend the day taking photos of the woman who would be dressed in wedding gowns and as the day Read more…

By brendon, ago
Wedding

Sam & Jules at Pounui, Part 3

The continuing story of a fantastic Wedding day. Processing 2000+ photos takes a long time but I’m getting there. Here we have another set of previews, this time processed a bit more (maybe not to everyones tastes, needless to say Sam and Jules will get the less processed copies as Read more…

By brendon, ago
Wedding

Sam & Jules at Pounui, part 1

Sam & Jules got married yesterday and we had the pleasure of being at the Wedding and also taking the official photographs. It started with an evening get together at the Wedding venue, Pounui Homestead, on Friday night where everyone got to meet all the guests and get to know Read more…

By brendon, ago
Wellington

Visitors

Patty and Sam were in Wellington for a week or so for a Hay family celebration and spent some time with us. I took them to Zealandia and drove them all around as we visited people and places. We visited Sue at the Island Bay home of Compassion and had Read more…

By brendon, ago
walking

Castlepoint photography weekend

In a rather strange decision we spent Keryn’s birthday weekend at Castlepoint. It was strange because Keryn made the choice (I wasn’t complaining) to take part in a Wellington Photography Meetup Group overnight photography trip, so we’d be spending the weekend with a bunch of people we hadn’t met previously. Read more…

By brendon, ago
Concerts & Festivals

Thirty Six

My birth day was an event filled day. After opening a few presents we drove to Petone and spent a short time wandering the Petone Fair stalls we caught up with Sam and Jules and their friend Emma over a drink. From Petone it was north to Harcourt Park in Read more…

By brendon, ago
Wellington

Before the rush

Keryn’s parents are here to celebrate their 40th Wedding anniversary and Travis and Sophie came down as well so we’ve had a busy few days. Zealandia was open for free to Wellington residents and I’ve heard it was crazy busy on Saturday (today has been strong winds and a bit Read more…

By brendon, ago